Flux Cocoon by Allegory

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As nighttime falls upon the city of Lausanne, Switzerland, one inaugural member of the urban fabric will glow brighter than all others. Flux Cocoon, an installation from architectural firm Allegory for the city’s first light festival, attracts immediate attention with its 1100 meters of red neon flex lights as they burn an impression that is sure to last. The installation is a physical embodiment of the dual-axis traffic flow at the Flon, a major transportation hub at the intersection of a vertical elevator shaft and the horizontal pedestrian bridge. The wooden frame supporting the flaming lights extend from the elevator and wrap around the bridge to create a porous shelter; despite its openness to the air, the space wrapped inside the cocoon feels segregated, special, and personal. Thank you Albert for sharing this!

Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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